HTML <b> Tag
Make some text bold (without marking it as important):
More "Try it Yourself" examples below.
Definition and Usage
<b> tag specifies bold text without any extra importance.
Tips and Notes
Note: According to the HTML5 specification, the
<b> tag should be used as a LAST resort when no other tag is more appropriate. The specification states that headings should be denoted with the <h1> to <h6> tags, emphasized text should be denoted with the <em> tag, important text should be denoted with the <strong> tag, and marked/highlighted text should be denoted with the <mark> tag.
Tip: You can also use the following CSS to set bold text: "font-weight: bold;".
<b> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.
<b> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.
Use CSS to set bold text:
HTML tutorial: HTML Text Formatting
HTML DOM reference: Bold Object
Default CSS Settings
Most browsers will display the
<b> element with the following default values: